• Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory is named TV moment of the year • Asda is offering a Polaroid 50” TV for just £299 from 21st – 28th November for people to relive the magic
Andy Murray’s triumph at Wimbledon has aced 2016’s best TV moment, with a third of people selecting his electrifying tennis final as their favourite TV viewing, according to new research from Asda.
In spite of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Mo Farah, picked up silver on the small screen with 23%. Other Olympians providing compulsive TV viewing, include Usain Bolt’s triple Gold medal record, which featured in the top five (22%). Not forgetting the beautiful game, Leicester City’s historic Premier League win was voted the top TV moment for one in five Brits.
Top Twelve TV Moments of the Year
1) Andy Murray wins Wimbledon (30%)
2) Mo Farah wins gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics (23%)
3) Andy Murray wins gold at the Rio Olympics (22%)
4) Usain Bolt becomes the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles as he take gold in Rio (22%)
5) Leicester City win the Premier League (20%)
6) Laura Trott wins her fourth gold medal at the Rio Olympics (17%)
7) Cold Feet returns to the TV (16%)
8) Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield present This Morning in clothing from the night before, still drunk after the National Television Awards (13%)
9) The Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones (11%)
10) Kylie Platt’s death in Coronation Street (11%)
11) Candice Brown win The Great British Bake Off 2016 (11%)
12) The Death of Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones (11%)
To mark the launch of Asda’s new Polaroid TV 50” 4K deal, on offer for £299 from Monday 21st November – Monday 28th November, the supermarket also surveyed the nation around their top TV moments of all time.
While sporting highs dominated 2016 – it seems it’s comedy that’s winning gold overall. The two top TV moments of all time goes to Only Fools & Horses, with Del Boy falling through the bar claiming top spot, with 39% of the votes, closely followed by Del Boy and Rodney smashing the chandelier (34%).
As the nation’s insatiable appetite for classic British comedy continues, Blackadder and his troops going over the top came in third (24%).
Around 17% of people said that the London 2012 Olympic Opening ceremony topped the list for them, with the ceremony placed as the fifth greatest TV moment of all time.
Top Twelve TV Moments of All Time
1) Del Boy falls through the bar in Only Fools and Horses (39%)
2) Del Boy and Rodney smash the chandelier in Only Fools and Horses (33%)
3) Blackadder and his troops go over the top (24%)
4) Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean perform the Bolero at the Sarjevo Olympics (20%)
5) The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony (17%)
6) England win the world cup in 1966 (16%)
7) The wedding of William and Kate (15%)
8) Susan Boyle’s audition for Britain’s Got Talent (15%)
9) Super Saturday at the London 2012 Olympics (14%)
10) Geraldine’s attempts to tell jokes to Alice in The vicar of Dibley (13%)
11) The Wedding of Charles and Diana (12%)
12) Sherlock’s ‘death’ in Sherlock (12%)
When asked what TV show they would like to see return in 2017, an overwhelming quarter of the UK (24%) called for the return of British sitcom Only Fools and Horses to the small screen.
Blackadder came in second (22%), while The Vicar of Dibley took third place (21%) and British classic Fawlty Towers came in fourth (19%).
Whilst due to be featured on the big screen next year, period drama Downton Abbey is the fifth most voted for TV show (17%) that people would like to see return to the small screen.
Top Twelve TV shows people would like to see make a comeback
1) Only Fools and Horses (23%)
2) Blackadder (22%)
3) The Vicar of Dibley (21%)
4) Fawlty Towers (19%)
5) Downton Abbey (17%)
6) Friends (16%)
7) Gavin and Stacey (16%)
8) The Crystal Maze (15%)
9) Father Ted (15%)
10) One Foot in the Grave (14%)
11) The Inbetweeners (14%)
12) Dad’s Army (12%)
The average person in the UK watches 1,092 hours of TV a year* and 95% of the British public currently own a TV**. Over the festive period, the weekly consumption of television jumps from 21 hours to 28 hours, undoubtedly bolstered by the hotly anticipated Christmas specials that hit TV screens. Regionally, the North East is the area that watches the most TV.
A spokesperson for Asda said: “As a nation, we love our telly. In the past year alone, we’ve seen some truly memorable moments on our TV screens and the nation has spoken that Andy Murray’s golden moment is the best of the year. British comedy is universally loved and it is great to see the comedic moments that people still hold dear. To make sure customers make the most of their TV viewing this Christmas and beyond, we have an exciting offer to help customers celebrate all of those TV gold moments over the festive season.”
The Polaroid TV is available at Asda stores nationwide, priced at just £299. The Polaroid 50” TV features Freeview HD, 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB slot, Smart TV, and the brand new feature Freeview Play that allows you to record all your favourite programmes.
*One Poll, November 2016**Offcom, 2015